Terms & Conditions

Eltech Global Pty Ltd. ABN 72 164 521 171 – Terms & Conditions  of Trade

1.        Definitions

1.1      “Company” shall mean Eltech Global Pty Ltd.

1.2      “Customer” shall  mean  the Customer  or any  person  acting  on behalf  of and with the authority  of the Customer.

1.3      “Guarantor” means  that person (or persons),  or entity who agrees  herein to be liable for the debts of the Customer  on a principal  debtor basis.

1.4      “Goods”  shall  mean  Goods  supplied  by the Company  to the Customer  (and where   the   context   so   permits   shall   include   any   supply   of  Services   as hereinafter defined).

1.5      “Services”  shall mean  all services  supplied  by the Company  to the Customer and  includes   any  advice  or  recommendations  (and  where  the  context   so permits shall include any supply of Goods as defined supra).

1.6      “Price” shall mean the cost of the Goods as agreed between  the Company  and

the Customer  subject to clause 4 of this contract.

 

2.        Acceptance

2.1      Any instructions received  by the Company  from the Customer  for the supply  of Goods  and/or  the Customer’s acceptance of Goods  supplied  by the Company shall constitute  acceptance of the terms and conditions  contained  herein.

2.2      Where   more   than   one   Customer   has   entered   into   this   agreement,  the

Customer’s shall be jointly and severally  liable for all payments  of the Price.

2.3      Upon  acceptance of these  terms  and  conditions  by the  Customer  the  terms and conditions  are irrevocable and can only be rescinded  in accordance with these  terms  and conditions  or with the written  consent  of the manager  of the Company.

2.4      None of the Company’s agents  or representatives are authorised  to make any

representations, statements, conditions  or agreements not expressed  by the manager  of the Company  in writing  nor  is the Company  bound  by any  such unauthorised statements.

2.5      The  Customer  undertakes to give  the  Company  not  less  than  fourteen  (14)

days  prior  written  notice  of  any  proposed  change  in  the  Customer’s name and/or any other change  in the Customer’s details  (including  but not limited to, changes  in the Customer’s address,  facsimile  number, or business  practice).

 

3.        Goods

3.1      The Goods  are as described  on the invoices  and quotation  as provided  by the

Company  to the Customer.

 

4.        Price And Payment

4.1      At the Company’s sole discretion;

(a)   The Price  shall be as indicated  on invoices  provided  by the Company  to the Customer  in respect of Goods supplied;  or
(b)   The Price shall be the Company’s current  Price, at the date of delivery  of the Goods, according  to the Company’s current Price list; or

(c)   The  Price  of the Goods  shall  (subject  to clause  4.2)  be  the  Company’s quoted  Price which shall be binding  upon the Company  provided  that the Customer  shall accept  in writing  the Company’s quotation  within fourteen (14) days.

4.2      Any  variation   from  the  plan  of  scheduled   works   or  specifications  will  be charged  for  on  the  basis  of the  Company’s quotation  and  will  be  shown  as variations  on the invoice.    Payment  for all variations  must  be made  in full at their time of completion.

4.3      Time for payment  for the Goods  shall be of the essence  and will be stated on the  invoice,  quotation   or  any  other  order  forms.    If  no  time  is  stated  then payment  shall be on delivery  of the Goods.

4.4      The Company  may withhold  delivery  of the Goods  until the Customer  has paid for them, in which event payment  shall be made before the delivery  date.

4.5      At the  Company’s sole  discretion,   for  certain  approved  Customers payment will be due thirty (30) days following  the date of the invoice.

4.6      Payment  will be made by cash on delivery,  or by cheque,  or by bank cheque,

or  by  credit  card,  or  by  direct  credit,  or  by  any  other  method  as  agreed  to between  the Customer  and the Company.

4.7      The Price  shall be increased  by the amount  of any GST  and other  taxes and duties  which  may  be  applicable,  except  to  the  extent  that  such  taxes  are expressly  included  in any quotation  given by the Company.

 

5.        Delivery  Of Goods / Services

5.1      Delivery  of the Goods  shall  be made  to the Customer’s designated address.

The Customer  shall make  all arrangements necessary  to take delivery  of the Goods  whenever  they are tendered  for delivery,  or delivery  of the Goods  shall be made to the Customer  at the Company’s address.

5.2      Delivery  of the  Goods  to a carrier,  either  named  by  the  Customer  or  failing such naming  to a carrier  at the discretion  of the Company  for the purpose  of transmission to the Customer,  is deemed  to be a delivery  of the Goods  to the Customer.

5.3      The  costs  of  carriage   and  any  insurance   which  the  Customer   reasonably

directs  the  Company  to incur  shall  be  reimbursed by  the  Customer  (without any  set-off  or  other  withholding whatever)  and  shall  be  due  on  the  date  for payment  of the Price. The carrier shall be deemed to be the Customer’s agent.

5.4      Where  there  is no agreement that the Company  shall send the Goods  to the

Customer,  delivery  to a carrier  at limited  carrier’s  risk  at the expense  of the

Customer  is deemed to be delivery  to the Customer.

5.5      The Company  may deliver  the Goods  by separate  instalments (in accordance with the agreed delivery  schedule).  Each separate  instalment  shall be invoiced and paid for in accordance with the provisions  in this contract of sale.

5.6      Delivery  of the Goods  to a third party nominated  by the Customer  is deemed

to be delivery  to the Customer  for the purposes  of this agreement.

5.7      The Customer  shall take delivery  of the Goods  tendered  notwithstanding that the  quantity   so  delivered   shall  be  either  greater  or  less  than  the  quantity purchased  provided  that;

(a)   such discrepancy in quantity  shall not exceed  10%, and

(b)   the Price shall be adjusted  pro rata to the discrepancy.

5.8      The failure of the Company  to deliver  shall not entitle either  party to treat this contract as repudiated.

5.9      The  Company  shall  not be liable  for any  loss  or damage  whatsoever due  to failure by the Company  to deliver the Goods (or any of them) promptly  or at all.

 

6.        Risk

6.1      If  the  Company   retains  property  in  the  Goods  nonetheless,  all  risk  for  the

Goods passes to the Customer  on delivery.

6.2      If  any  of  the  Goods  are  damaged   or  destroyed   prior  to  property   in  them passing  to the Customer,  the Company  is entitled,  without  prejudice  to any of its  other  rights  or  remedies   under  these  Terms   and  Conditions   of  Trade (including   the  right  to  receive  payment  of  the  balance  of  the  Price  for  the Goods),  to receive  all insurance  proceeds  payable  for the Goods.  This applies whether   or  not  the  Price  has  become   payable   under  the  Contract.     The production   of  these   terms   and   conditions   by  the  Company   is  sufficient evidence  of the Company’s rights  to receive  the insurance  proceeds  without the need for any person dealing with the Company  to make further enquiries.

 

7.        Customer’s Disclaimer

7.1      The Customer  hereby  disclaims  any right to rescind,  or cancel  the contract  or to sue for damages  or to claim restitution  arising  out of any misrepresentation made to him by any servant or agent of the Company and the Customer acknowledges that  he buys  the  Goods  relying  solely  upon  his own  skill  and judgement  and  that  the Company  shall  not be  bound  by nor  responsible for any term,  condition,  representation or warranty  other  than the warranty  given by  the  Manufacturer which  warranty  shall  be  personal  to the  Customer  and shall not be transferable to any subsequent Customer.

 

8.        Defect/Returns

8.1      The Customer  shall  inspect  the Goods  on delivery  and shall within  seven  (7) days   of  delivery   notify   the  Company   of  any   alleged   defect,   shortage   in quantity,   damage   or  failure  to  comply  with  the  description  or  quote.    The Customer  shall afford the Company  an opportunity to inspect the Goods  within a reasonable time  following  delivery  if the Customer  believes  the Goods  are defective   in  any   way.     If  the  Customer   shall  fail  to  comply   with  these provisions, the  Goods  shall  be  conclusively  presumed  to  be  in  accordance with the terms and conditions  and free from any defect or damage.

8.2      For  defective   Goods,   which  the  Company   has  agreed   in  writing  that  the Customer  is entitled  to reject, the Company’s liability  is limited to either (at the Company’s discretion)  replacing  the  Goods  or  repairing  the  Goods  provided that:

(a)   the Customer  has complied  with the provisions  of clause 8.1;

(b)   the Company  will not be liable  for Goods  which  have not been  stored  or used in a proper manner;

(c)   the Goods  are returned  in the condition  in which they were delivered  with all packaging  material and accompanied by proof of purchase.

(d)   Goods  must  be  accompanied by  a  GOODS  RETURN  FORM,  which  is included  in our catalogues and or websites  and has been authorised  by a representative of the company.

8.3    The Company  may  (in its discretion)  accept  the Goods  for credit  but this may

incur a restocking  fee of 20% of the invoiced  value of the returned  Goods  plus any freight.

8.4    Goods  made  to special  order,  Customer  specification, non-catalogue items  or

product  cut  to  length  are  under  no  circumstances  acceptable  for  credit  or return.  Cancellation of orders  for special  or non-catalogue items will definitely not be accepted,  once these orders have been received  from the Customer.

8.5    Any performance figures  given  by the Company  are based  on the Company’s

experience and  are  figures  that  the  Company   expects  to  obtain  on  testing. Despite  any representation by a representative of the Company  to the contrary, the Company  is under  no liability  whatsoever for damages  for failure  to attain such performance figures.

 

9.      Warranty

9.1      The Company  makes no warranty,  representation or other statement  in respect of the  Goods,  their  quality  or  their  fitness  for  any  purpose,  except  as  stated expressly  in these Terms of Sale, or as may otherwise  be required by law.

9.2    The   Company    warrants    that   the   Goods,   whether    manufactured  by   the Company,   its  Supply   Line   Partners   or  its  Suppliers,   as  published   in  the Company’s current catalogues and supplied by the Company,  shall, for a period of six (6) months  from the date of dispatch  of the Goods  from the Company’s premises,  be free of faulty workmanship, materials  or design.

9.3    c) The warranties  provided  herein  shall be effective,  and impose  liability  on the

Company  to give effect to such warranty,  only if:

9.4    i) The Company  is provided  with written  notice of the circumstances giving rise to the  claim  arising  within  30  days  of the  occurrence of such  circumstances; and

9.5    ii)  The  Company   is  permitted   to  inspect  Goods  before  they  are  repaired  or replaced;  and

9.6    iii)   The   Customer   returns   the   Goods   or   components  to  the   Company’s premises,  at the Customer’s expense;  and

9.7    iv) The  Company  is satisfied,  by its own  examination of the  Goods,  that  any alleged circumstances giving rise to the claim have not been caused  by:

1.  improper   use,  installation,  operation,   damage   due  to  accident,   neglect, lightning,  or from improper  repair,  alteration,  modification or adjustment to the Goods; or

2.  unusual  deterioration  or  degradation  due  to  physical,  electrical, electromagnetic or noise environments.

9.8      The  Company’s  liability  for  any  loss,  injury  or  damage,   shall  be  limited  to making  good,  by  replacement or  repair,  at the  Company’s option,  and  at the Customer’s expense  in  relation  to  costs  over  and  above  the  direct  costs  of replacing  or repairing  the Goods  or the component parts  of the Goods  at  the Company’s premises,  any defects which appear under proper use.

9.9       The Company  warrants  that any repairs  that the Company  undertakes to the

Goods,  shall, for a period  of six (6) months  from the date of completion of the repair,  be free of faulty workmanship, materials  or  design  for a further  period of twelve  months,  but only in respect  of the components that are the subject of the repair.

9.10     Any repairs,  alterations  or other  works  carried  out to the Goods  by a person other  than  an  authorised  representative of the  Company  shall  invalidate  the warranty.

9.11     If the Customer  requests  or insists  that warranty  service  shall be carried  out on site at the Customer’s premises  then any costs  over and above  the direct costs of replacing  or repairing  the Goods  or the component parts of the Goods at the Company’s premises  shall be at the Customer’s expense.

 

10.      Fitness for purpose

10.1    The  Customer  agrees  that  it does  not  rely  on  the  skill  and  judgment  of the Company   in  relation  to  the  suitability   of  any  of  the  Goods  for  a  particular purpose  or application for which the Goods  are required  by the Customer  and the Company  is under  no liability  whatsoever if such  Goods  are not suitable and fit.

 

11.     Indemnity

11.1    The Customer  indemnifies the Company  for any and all direct, special,  indirect and/or consequential loss or damage,  however  caused  to the Company  and/or to third parties,  that results  as a consequence of the Company  supplying,  or failing  to supply  at all or on time, the Goods,  to the Customer,  or to any third party, under or in association with this Agreement.

11.2    The Company  shall be liable to the Customer,  or to any third party, for direct, special,   indirect   and/or   consequential  loss   or  damage,   however   caused, suffered  by the Customer,  or to any  third  party,  only  to the extent  that  such loss or damage  is caused directly by the fault of the Company.

11.3    Notwithstanding anything  else in this Agreement, and to the extent permissible by law, the Company  shall be liable to the Customer,  whether  under the law of contract,  in tort, under statute or otherwise,  for any injury, loss or damage,  only to the  extent  and  in the  proportion  to which  such  injury,  loss  or  damage  is caused by the fault of the Company.

 

12.     Disputes

12.1    The parties  will use their best endeavors  and attempt  in good faith to promptly resolve   any   dispute    arising   in   connection   with   these   Terms   of   Sale. Negotiations shall  be  conducted   in  English  between  representatives  of  the parties   who   have   authority   to   settle   the   dispute.   Negotiation  must   be conducted  within 30 days of a party providing  written  notice to the other party of the matter  and circumstances giving rise to the dispute  (Notice  of Dispute). If the dispute  has not been resolved  within  30 days of a party giving  a Notice of Dispute,  the parties  will further attempt  in good faith to settle the dispute  by non-binding   third-party     mediation,     with    mediator    fees    and    expenses apportioned equally  to each side. If a mediator  cannot  be agreed  upon within

10  days  of a party  giving  a Notice  of Dispute,  either  party  may  request  the President  of the Law Institute  of Victoria  to appoint  a mediator.  Mediation  must take place within 90 days of the date of the Notice of Dispute.  Any dispute  not so resolved  by negotiation or mediation  may  then be submitted  to a court  of competent   jurisdiction   in  Victoria  Australia  in  accordance with  the  Terms  of Sale.  These  procedures are the exclusive  procedures for the resolution  of all such disputes  between  the parties under these Terms of Sale.

 

13.      Limitation of liability

13.1    Notwithstanding anything  else in this Agreement, and to the extent permissible by  law,  the  Company’s aggregate  liability  arising  out  of  the  performance or non-performance  of  its  services,   whether   under   the  law  of  contract,   tort, statute  or otherwise,  shall  be  limited  to the extent  permissible by  law to the price paid to the Company  by the original  Customer  for the item(s)  giving rise to the claim.

13.2    The  Company  shall  not be liable  for any  business  interruption, loss  of profit, revenue,  materials,   anticipated  savings,  data,  contract,  goodwill  or  the  like (whether  direct  or indirect),  or for any  other  form of incidental  or consequent damage  of any kind.

13.3    The  Company   shall  not  be  liable  for  any  loss  or  damage  where  an  action against  the Company  for such loss or damage  is commenced after a period of twelve  (12) months  has elapsed  after the circumstances on which the alleged cause of action have occurred.  This clause shall apply regardless  of any other contrary  provision  in these Terms of Sale and regardless  of the form of action. Each  provision   of  these  Terms  of  Sale  which  provides   for  a  limitation   of liability,   disclaimer   of  warranty   or  condition   or  exclusion   of  damages   is separate  and independent.

 

14.      Severability

14.1    Any provision  in these Terms  of Sale which  is invalid  or unenforceable in any jurisdiction  is to be read down  for the purpose  of that jurisdiction, if possible, so  as  to  be  valid  and  enforceable, and  otherwise   must  be  severed  to  the extent  of  the  invalidity   or  unenforceability,  without   affecting   the  remaining provisions  of this  agreement or  affecting  the  validity  or  enforceability of that provision  in any other jurisdiction.

 

15.      Lien

15.1    Where the Company  has not received  or been tendered  the whole of the price, or the payment  has been dishonoured, the Company  shall have:

(a)   a lien on the goods;

(b)   the right to retain them for the price while the Company  is in possession of them;

(c)   a right of stopping  the goods  in transit  whether  or not delivery  has been made or ownership  has passed; and

(d)   a right of resale,

(e)   the foregoing  right of disposal, provided that the lien of the Company shall continue despite the commencement of proceedings or judgement for the price having been obtained

 

16.      The Commonwealth Trade Practices  Act 1974 and Fair Trading  Acts

16.1    Nothing  in this agreement is intended  to have the affect  of contracting out of any applicable  provisions  of the Commonwealth Trade  Practices  Act 1974  or the Fair Trading  Acts in each of the States  and Territories  of Australia,  except to the extent permitted  by those Acts where applicable.

16.2    The applicable  law of this agreement is the law of Victoria  and the Company and   Customer    irrevocably  and   unconditionally  submit   to   the   exclusive jurisdiction  of the courts of Victoria

 

17.      Intellectual Property

17.1    Where the Company  has designed  or drawn Goods  for the Customer,  then the copyright  in those designs  and drawings  shall remain  vested  in the Company, and shall only be used by the Customer  at the Company’s discretion.

17.2    Conversely, in such  a situation,  where  the Customer  has  supplied  drawings,

the   Company    in   its   sale   conditions    may   look   for   an   indemnity    (the specifications and design of the Goods  (including  the copyright,  design right or other intellectual  property  in them) shall as between  the parties be the property of the Company).

17.3    Where  any designs  or specifications have been supplied  by the Customer  for manufacture by or to the order  of the Company  then  the Customer  warrants that   the   use   of   those   designs    or   specifications   for   the   manufacture, processing, assembly  or supply  of the Goods  shall  not  infringe  the rights  of any third party.

17.4      The Customer  warrants  that all designs  or instructions to the Company  will not cause  the Company  to infringe  any patent,  registered  design  or trademark  in the execution  of the Customers order.

 

18.      Default & Consequences Of Default

18.1    Interest   on  overdue   invoices   shall  accrue   from   the  date   when   payment becomes  due  daily  until  the date  of payment  at a rate  of 2.5%  per  calendar month and shall accrue at such a rate after as well as before any judgement.

18.2    If the Customer  defaults  in payment  of any  invoice  when  due,  the Customer

shall  indemnify  the Company  from  and  against  all the Company’s costs  and disbursements including  on a solicitor  and own client basis and in addition  all of the Company’s nominees  costs of collection.

18.3    Without prejudice  to any other remedies  the Company  may have, if at any time

the  Customer   is  in  breach   of  any  obligation   (including   those   relating   to payment),  the Company  may suspend  or terminate  the supply  of Goods  to the Customer  and any of its other obligations under the terms and conditions. The Company   will  not  be  liable  to  the  Customer   for  any  loss  or  damage   the Customer  suffers because  the Company  exercised  its rights under this clause.

18.4    If any account  remains  unpaid  at the end of the second  month  after supply  of

the goods  or services  the following  shall apply:   An immediate  amount  of the greater   of  $20.00   or  10.00%   of  the  amount   overdue   shall  be  levied   for administration fees which sum shall become immediately due and payable.

18.5    In the event that:

(a)   any   money   payable   to  the   Company   becomes   overdue,   or   in  the Company’s opinion  the Customer  will be unable  to meet  its payments  as they fall due; or

(b)   the Customer  becomes  insolvent,  convenes  a meeting with its creditors  or proposes   or  enters   into  an  arrangement  with  creditors,   or  makes   an assignment for the benefit of its creditors;  or

(c)   a receiver,  manager,  liquidator  (provisional or otherwise)  or similar person

is appointed  in respect of the Customer  or any asset of the Customer;

then without prejudice  to the Company’s other remedies  at law

(i)    the Company  shall be entitled  to cancel  all or any part of any order of the Customer  which remains  unperformed in addition  to and without prejudice to any other remedies;  and

(ii)   all amounts  owing to the Company  shall, whether  or not due for payment, immediately become  payable.

 

19.      Title

19.1    It is the intention  of the Company  and agreed by the Customer  that property  in the Goods shall not pass until:

(a)   The Customer  has paid all amounts  owing for the particular  Goods, and

(b)   The Customer  has met all other  obligations due  by the Customer  to the Company   in  respect   of  all  contracts   between   the  Company   and  the Customer,  and that the Goods  shall be kept separate  until the Company shall have received  payment  and all other obligations of the Customer  are met.

19.2    It is further agreed that:

(a)   The Customer  shall not deal with the money  of the Company  in any way which may be adverse to the Company.

(b)   Until such time as ownership  of the Goods  shall pass from the Company to the Customer  the Company  may give notice in writing  to the Customer to return  the Goods  or any of them  to the Company.    Upon  such notice the rights of the Customer  to obtain ownership  or any other interest  in the Goods shall cease.

(c)   If  the  Customer   fails  to  return  the  Goods   to  the  Company   then  the

Company   or  the  Company’s agent  may  enter  upon  and  into  land  and premises  owned,  occupied  or used by the Customer,  or any premises  as the  invitee  of  the  Customer,   where  the  Goods  are  situated   and  take possession  of  the  Goods,   without   being  responsible  for  any  damage thereby caused.

(d)   Receipt  by the Company  of any form of payment  other than cash shall not be deemed  to be payment  until that form of payment  has been honoured, cleared  or recognised and until then the Company’s ownership  of rights in respect of the Goods shall continue.

(e)   The  Customer   shall  not  charge  the  Goods  in  any  way  nor  grant  nor otherwise  give any interest  in the Goods  while they remain the property  of the Company.

(f)    The  Company  may  require  payment  of  the  Price  or  the  balance  of the Price due together  with any other amounts  due from the Customer  to the Company   arising  out  of  these  terms  and  conditions, and  the  Company may take any lawful steps to require payment  of the amounts  due and the Price.

(g)   The  Company  can issue  proceedings to recover  the Price  of the Goods sold notwithstanding that ownership  of the Goods  may not have passed to the Customer.

(h)   Until such time the Customer  has the Company’s authority  to convert  the

Goods  into other products  and if the Goods  are so converted,  the parties agree that the Company  will be the owner of the end products.

 

20.      Security  And Charge

20.1    Notwithstanding anything  to the contrary  contained  herein  or any other  rights which the Company  may have howsoever:

(a)   Where  the Customer  and/or  the Guarantor  (if any)  is the owner  of land,

realty  or  any  other  asset  capable  of being  charged,  both  the  Customer and/or  the  Guarantor  agree  to mortgage  and/or  charge  all of their  joint and/or  several  interest  in the  said  land,  realty  or any  other  asset  to the Company   or  the  Company’s nominee  to  secure  all  amounts  and  other monetary   obligations  payable   under   the  terms   and  conditions.    The Customer    and/or    the   Guarantor    acknowledge  and   agree   that   the Company  (or  the  Company’s nominee)  shall  be  entitled  to  lodge  where appropriate a caveat,  which  caveat  shall  be released  once  all payments and other monetary  obligations payable hereunder  have been met.

(b)   Should  the Company  elect  to proceed  in any manner  in accordance with this  clause  and/or  its sub-clauses, the Customer  and/or  Guarantor  shall indemnify  the  Company  from  and  against  all  the  Company’s costs  and disbursements including  legal costs on a solicitor and own client basis.

(c)   To give effect to the provisions  of clause [14.1 (a) and (b)] inclusive  hereof the   Customer   and/or   the   Guarantor    (if   any)   do   hereby   irrevocably nominate  constitute  and appoint  the Company  or the Company’s nominee as the Customer’s and/or  Guarantor’s true and lawful attorney  to execute mortgages and charges  (whether  registerable or not) including  such other terms  and  conditions   as  the  Company   and/or  the  Company’s nominee shall think fit in his/her/its/their absolute  discretion  against  the joint and/or several  interest  of the Customer  and/or  the Guarantor  in any land,  realty or  asset   in   favour   of  the   Company   and   in   the   Customer’s  and/or Guarantor’s name  as  may  be  necessary  to secure  the said  Customer’s and/or  Guarantor’s obligations and  indebtedness to  the  Company   and further to do and perform  all necessary  and other acts including  instituting any   necessary   legal   proceedings,  and  further   to  execute   all  or  any documents in the Company’s absolute  discretion  which may be necessary or advantageous to give effect to the provisions  of this clause.

 

21.      Cancellation

The  Company  may  cancel  these  terms  and  conditions  or  cancel  delivery  of Goods  at any  time  before  the  Goods  are  delivered  by  giving  written  notice. The  Company  shall  not be liable  for any  loss  or damage  whatsoever arising from such cancellation.

 

22.      Privacy Act 1988

22.1    The Customer  and/or the Guarantor/s agree for the Company  to obtain from a credit-reporting agency  a credit  report  containing  personal  credit  information about  the  Customer   and  Guarantor/s  in  relation  to  credit  provided   by  the Company.

22.2    The Customer  and/or the Guarantor/s agree that the Company  may exchange

information  about   Customer   and   Guarantor/s  with  those   credit   providers named  in the  Application for  Credit  account  or  named  in a consumer  credit report issued by a reporting  agency for the following  purposes:

(a)   To assess an application by Customer;

(b)   To notify other credit providers  of a default by the Customer;

(c)   To exchange  information with other credit providers  as to the status of this credit   account,   where   the   Customer   is   in   default   with   other   credit providers;  and

(d)   To assess the credit worthiness of Customer  and/or Guarantor/s.

22.3    The Customer  consents  to the Company  being given a consumer  credit report to collect  overdue  payment  on  commercial credit  (Section  18K(1)(h)  Privacy Act 1988).

22.4    The Customer  agrees  that Personal  Data provided  may be used and retained

by the Company  for the following  purposes  and for other purposes  as shall be agreed  between  the Customer  and Company  or required  by law from time to time:

(a)   provision  of Services  & Goods;

(b)   marketing   of  Services   and  or  Goods   by  the  Company,   its  agents   or distributors in relation to the Services  and Goods;

(c)   analysing,   verifying   and/or   checking   the   Customer’s  credit,   payment

and/or status in relation to provision  of Services/Goods;

(d)   processing of any payment  instructions, direct debit facilities  and/or credit facilities  requested  by Customer;   and

(e)   enabling  the daily operation  of Customer’s account and/or the collection  of

amounts  outstanding in the Customer’s account  in relation  to the Services and Goods.

22.5    The Company  may give, information about  the Customer  to a credit reporting agency for the following  purposes:

(a)   to obtain a consumer  credit report about the Customer;  and or

(b)   allow the credit reporting  agency  to create or maintain  a credit information file containing  information about the Customer.

 

23.      Unpaid Company’s Rights To Dispose  Of Goods

23.1    In the event that:

(a)   the Company  retains possession or control of the Goods; and

(b)   payment  of the Price is due to the Company;  and

(c)   the Company  has made demand  in writing of the Customer  for payment  of the Price in terms of this contract;  and

(d)   the Company  has not received  the Price of the Goods,

 

then,  whether  the property  in the Goods  has passed  to the Customer  or has remained  with  the  Company,  the  Company  may  dispose  of  the  Goods  and may claim from the Customer  the loss to the Company  on such disposal.

 

24.      General

24.1    If any provision  of these terms and conditions  shall be invalid, void or illegal or unenforceable  the   validity    existence,    legality    and   enforceability   of   the remaining  provisions  shall not be affected,  prejudiced  or impaired.

24.2    All Goods  supplied  by the Company  are subject  to the laws of Victoria  and the

Company   takes  no  responsibility  for  changes   in  the  law  which  affect  the

Goods supplied.

24.3    The Company  shall be under  no liability  whatsoever to the Customer  for any indirect  loss and/or expense  (including  loss of profit) suffered  by the Customer arising out of a breach by the Company  of these terms and conditions.

24.4    In the event of any breach of this contract by the Company  the remedies  of the Customer   shall  be  limited  to  damages.   Under  no  circumstances  shall  the liability of the Company  exceed the Price of the Services.

24.5    The  Customer   shall  not  set  off  against   the  Price  amounts   due  from  the

Company.

24.6    The  Company   may  license  or  sub-contract all  or  any  part  of  its  rights  and obligations without the Customer’s consent.

24.7    The Company  reserves  the right to review  these  terms  and conditions  at any

time  and from time to time.   If, following  any such review,  there  is to be any change in such terms and conditions, that change  will take effect from the date on which the Company  notifies the Customer  of such change.

24.8    Neither   party  shall  be  liable  for  any  default  due  to  any  act  of  God,  war, terrorism,  strike,  lock out, industrial  action,  fire, flood,  drought,  storm  or other event beyond the reasonable control of either party.